A custom fact that queries http://freegeoip.net/ for the machines location
geo_area_code => unknown geo_city => Amsterdam geo_country_code => NL geo_country_name => Netherlands geo_latitude => 52.35 geo_longitude => 4.9167 geo_metro_code => unknown geo_region_code => 07 geo_region_name => Noord-Holland geo_zipcode => unknown
freegeoip.net will return a lot of information when available, but as you can
see above when some part is not available we show
Since this fact queries a remote service you probably do not want to install it on sensitive machines, or 1000s of machines at a time.
You could consider hosting your own instance of the app though, the source is @ https://github.com/fiorix/freegeoip
The fact writes a cache into your OS temp directory and if the file exist
on a future run it will just read that and not query the Remote API. On
my machine that is
Facter does not really have a way for facts to have configuration so the url for the freegeoip service is hard coded and the tempdir is whatever your system sets via ruby's tempdir module. So ths will work on windows or unix and honor things like TMPDIR environment variables.